Original title: De la Terre à la Lune (1865).
From the Earth to the Moon is also known as A Trip to the Moon in Ninety-seven Hours, From the Earth to the Moon Direct in Ninety-seven Hours Twenty Minutes, From the Earth to the Moon Direct, A Journey to the Moon and Round and About It, The Baltimore Gun Club, Barbicane and Co., The Moon Voyage and Voyage to the Moon.
For as long as Man has looked to the heavens, the Moon has beckoned him, just out of reach. Now a band of dedicated engineers build the largest gun on Earth and train its sights heavenward; brave men will ride the "bullet" all the way to the Moon. But will the flight be jeopardized by the feud of two bitter rivals? Every obstacle can be overcome – if man can overcome his own worst impulses! From the Earth to the Moon is Jules Verne's prophetic vision of man's drive to conquer the solar system.
Jules Gabriel Verne (1828–1905) was a French author who helped pioneer the science-fiction genre. He is best known for his novels A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), From the Earth to the Moon (1865), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1869–1870), Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) and The Mysterious Island (1875).
Jules Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of space travel had been devised. Consequently he is often referred to as the "Father of science fiction", along with H. G. Wells. Verne is the second most translated author of all time, only behind Agatha Christie, with 4162 translations, according to Index Translationum. Some of his works have been made into films.
Jules Verne. Wikipedia.